Twitter for Science

As a former scientist, I follow quiet some researchers on Twitter, and I am convinced that Twitter is a very useful tool for them to interact with fellows and peers. This 10 min video is aimed to show scientists what Twitter is, how to build up a Twitter network around the topics they’re interested in, and if Twitter is useful for science communication or can even increase their citation rate.

Please be aware that due to copyrights, the video included in the talk is embedded beneath as a stand-alone video.

Some articles about Science and Twitter:

A systematic identification and analysis of scientists on Twitter, Ke et al, PLOS One, April 2017

Who Gives a Tweet? 9 Facts About Scientists on Twitter, Addgene Blog, June 2017

What all those scientists on Twitter are really doing, Nature News, April 2017

Top 50 Science Stars on Twitter, Science Mag, Sep 2014

Who’s Who on Science Twitter and Who Counts? PLOS Blogs, April 2017

Eight Tips for using Twitter around health-related events– how to use Twitter at a conference.

Do more Tweets mean higher citation? LSE Impact Blog, Martin Fenner, Feb 2012

Social Media February, Pop-Zeitschrift, Susann Kohout, Februar 2018

Why Tweet? The positives of academic Twitter, Matt Reed, insidehighered, March 2018


If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me!